A perfect body shape is something that anyone would wish for. Unfortunately, not all of us are blessed with that model-like ideal body contour where you could fit into any dress you want. No matter how strictly you follow a dietary plan or how hard you exercise, you might have found that getting rid of that stubborn thigh fat is extremely challenging. If the fats are still not responding to dietary and physical exercise, you can consider thigh liposuction for improving your body contours.
Thigh liposuction in Singapore is a cosmetic surgery procedure that helps you to bid farewell to those excessive fat deposits in your thighs. This procedure will shape the thigh silhouette and proportionate it with the hip contour in a better way so that it makes your leg look more slender and enhances your confidence. Simply, thigh liposuction could help you to make that dream of owning a perfect body contour, a reality!!
Why Thigh Is A Popular Area For Liposuction?
Stats show that the thigh is one of the body areas in which the fat deposition is relatively high. Weight, gender, and genetics are some of the facts which determine this excess fat accumulation. When the weight is high, after the energy expenditure, the excess is stored as fat. Females are more prone to have fat deposits due to the effect caused by female sex hormones. These hormones reduce the rate at which fat is burnt which creates a fat excess. Pregnancy is a state in which large stocks of fat are stored. The problem is, they are harder to get rid of, even after childbirth! Some are viable to fat accumulation by their genes and that fact is hard to reverse just by diet and workouts.
Who Should Consider Thigh Liposuction?
Thigh liposuction in Singapore can relieve you of many issues. As we mentioned above, we could improve the contour of the thighs and make them slimmer. It could keep a full stop to thick and heavy looking legs. Therefore, you could consider experiencing this procedure if you have inherited a body shape with broad thighs and heavy legs. You may also be suffering from chafing due to this body type. Chafing is a painful condition that occurs due to excessive sweating and rubbing. It is a common problem that women with broader thighs face. As thigh liposuction restores the thigh gap, it will help you reduce chafing. Since chafing can lead to complications such as rashes, this procedure has a preventive effect on those complications too.
Thigh liposuction is not meant to reduce a large amount of fat. Therefore it should not be considered for weight loss goals. If you are willing to be a candidate for this procedure, you should be willing to maintain a healthy life. Ideally, one should have a steady weight for six months and have healthy skin with normal elasticity. Pregnancy and breastfeeding are contraindications. If you have some underlying diseases which lead to poor immunity, thigh liposuction is not recommended as healing could be impaired.
Areas Of Thigh Which Can Be Treated With Liposuction
Inner thighs are the most common areas as stubborn fat accumulates there fast. The fat deposits of your outer thighs which are known as “saddlebags” could also be removed by liposuction. One could also go for a combination of inner and outer thighs too. The frontal area is not much treated as it could alter the natural contour of the thighs. If you want to prevent your thighs from touching each other, the entire length of the thighs should be treated.
Not only thighs but also areas like calves, ankles, flanks, and hips could also be treated during this procedure and that harvested fat could be injected into areas like the breasts, buttocks, and face where an increase of volume is needed.
Methods Of Thigh Liposuction
Similar to any other surgical procedure, this also starts with a thorough medical check-up which decides your eligibility, and then the area of liposuction and the method should be decided. It is also important to set up a limit to the amount of removal.
Thigh liposuction is done under general anaesthesia so one remains comfortable throughout the procedure. The surgeon utilizes the smallest possible incision to insert a Cannula. This should be a small Cannula so that it would not cause irregularities and would remain in an intermediate plane of the skin. Removal of stubborn fat is done using either one of the following techniques.
In power-assisted liposuction, the cannula has a small motor. Thus it vibrates back and forth. This vibration reduces the fat layers into smaller chunks and facilitates easier removal. This is more appropriate when a larger volume of fat is needed to be removed or multiple areas should be treated. Dense fibrous fat is also removed better with power-assisted liposuction.
In laser-assisted liposuction, a laser ray is directed towards the targeted area through the Cannula. The laser ray makes the stubborn fat layers softer and makes them easier to remove. Additionally, this stimulates the collagen production of the targeted area which helps in achieving a firmer contour.
To optimize the result of liposuction, other non-surgical treatments are combined with this procedure. These reduce cellulite which means dimpled-looking skin, enhances skin tightening, and reduces surgical scarring.
What To Expect After Recovery?
In the first few days after liposuction, you may experience soreness in the treated areas. Those areas would be bruised for about three to five days. Compression bands and compression garments play a major part in the recovery process. They not only enhance healing but also help to confirm its new shape. The consultant will inform you about the period which this should be worn.
The time taken for full recovery depends on the size of the treated area and the amount of fat that is removed. If it is small, it would take only seven to ten days but if both inner and outer thighs were treated it would take about two weeks for a full recovery. However, you could return to your normal routine in about a week and the cardiac exercises should only be started after four to five weeks. Light exercises like walking could quicken the recovery.
When Do You See Final Results?
The time taken to experience to final results is quite subjective as it depends both on the amount of removal and the circulation of your body. The importance of circulation is that it is needed to drain the killed fat cells. Therefore, the time taken for full recovery may vary from two weeks to six months. A healthy diet and appropriate exercises play key roles when it comes to optimum recovery.
The exact cost of this procedure is difficult to state since it depends on several factors. The time and the effort given by the surgeon and the surgeon’s level of experience contribute to decide the cost. It also depends on the method that is used. Other than those, the cost for theatre equipment, medications including anesthetic drugs, and the fee of health care workers should also be considered. Usually thigh liposuction cost in Singapore is around $5,500 – $7,500.
Thigh liposuction is a well-known procedure worldwide, which plays an effective role in removing the diet and exercise-resistant fat and proportionate your body contour. It is minimally invasive and safer to utilize. Thighs have become a popular area for liposuction as it is a common area to welcome excess fat deposition and due to its better responsiveness. Liposuction is achieved mainly by two methods namely “power-assisted liposuction” and “laser-assisted liposuction”. Compression garments have a significant place when it comes to recovery. The length of the recovery period is quite subjective but it does not exceed more than one or two months. You could experience the optimum results in a few months. The cost can vary as it depends on a variety of factors.
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